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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker a Holiday Tradition for Over 1 Million Torontonians

November 30, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker a Holiday Tradition for Over 1 Million Torontonians Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Kudelka,  the National Ballet’s production has delighted more than 1 million adults and children since its premiere in […]

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Houston Ballet Launches 2013-14 Season With Four Premieres

August 26, 2013

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Houston Ballet Launches 2013-14 Season With Four Premieres September 5 – 15, 2013 Acclaimed Canadian Choreographer James Kudelka Creates His Second Commissioned Work for Houston Ballet   American Premiere of Christopher Bruce’s Moving Intimate Pages   World Premieres By Up-and-Coming Choreographers Garrett Smith and Melissa Hough   From September 5-15, 2013, Houston Ballet launches its […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

July 6, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON World Premieres by Melissa Hough, James Kudelka, Garrett Smith and Stanton Welch Highlight Season Company Presents North American Premiere of David Bintley’s Three-Act Aladdin in February 2014 Eight New Works Enter the Company’s Repertoire, including Ji•í Kylián’s Sechs Tanze and Stanton Welch’s Of Blessed Memory Houston Ballet Celebrates Stanton Welch’s […]

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Artistic Director Karen Kain Unveils The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013/14 Season

February 12, 2013

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Artistic Director Karen Kain Unveils The National Ballet of Canada’s 2013/14 Season Innovation: Three World Premieres by Canadian Choreographers Canadian Premiere of Spectre de la Rose by Marco Goecke First-Ever Tour to Saratoga Springs, NY Swan Lake, Onegin February 12, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2013/14 […]

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HOUSTON BALLET CELEBRATES THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RITE OF SPRING

February 12, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET CELEBRATES THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RITE OF SPRING   Stanton Welch Creates a New Staging of The Rite of Spring, Featuring Designs by Indigenous Australian artist Rosella Namok Acclaimed Choreographer Edwaard Liang Creates His First Commissioned Work for Houston Ballet to Music by Ezio Bosso Program Also Features Houston Ballet Premiere of […]

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TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST HONORS HOUSTON BALLET WITH 2013 TEXAS MEDAL OF THE ARTS IN THE FIELD OF DANCE

January 17, 2013

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TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST HONORS HOUSTON BALLET WITH 2013 TEXAS MEDAL OF THE ARTS IN THE FIELD OF DANCE   Houston Ballet Joins the Company of Other Legendary Texas Artists Who Received Medal in the Past   HOUSTON — Houston Ballet is honored to have been awarded the 2013 Texas Medal of the Arts in the […]

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Kevin Garland, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Retires June 2013

October 26, 2012

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Kevin Garland, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Retires June 2013 October 25, 2012 … David Binet, Board Chair of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Executive Director Kevin Garland will be retiring in June 2013, after more than 10 years with the company. “Kevin has led this company with astute […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Explores Dance at The Choreographic Lab

September 19, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada Explores Dance at The Choreographic Lab September 21 & 22, 2012 The National Ballet of Canada’s Choreographic Lab, a long held tradition, takes place on September 21 & 22, 2012 at The Walter Carsen Centre. Established in 1969, The Choreographic Lab provides artists of the ballet an opportunity to explore […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES TOURING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON

August 23, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES TOURING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON   Houston Ballet Makes Second Appearance at The Chicago Dancing Festival on August 25th 2012 Houston Ballet returns to Ottawa, Canada October 18-20th, 2012 Houston Ballet II Invited to perform in Switzerland in February 2013     Houston, TX – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch […]

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES 2012-13 SEASON WITH MADAME BUTTERFLY IN SEPTEMBER 2012

July 9, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES 2012-13 SEASON WITH MADAME BUTTERFLY IN SEPTEMBER 2012   Beloved Company Ballerina Amy Fote Returns to the Title Role, A Signature Work in Her Career Program opens with Clear, a Stellar Showcase for the Company’s Men   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From September 6-16, 2012, Houston Ballet opens its 2012-13 season with artistic director […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Piotr Stanczyk, Principal, National Ballet of Canada

May 17, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Piotr Stanczyk, Principal, National Ballet of Canada Piotr will dance the title role in Hamlet, which makes its North American premiere on June 1 in Toronto, Canada at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. He will also perform in Chroma by Wayne McGregor, June 13 to 17, 2012.   […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet

January 19, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   I always try to find something that motivates myself to start the week. It can be different things, from my beautiful family to a new choreography or ballet that I know I love doing. Having my typical […]

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HOUSTON BALLET REVIVES CINDERELLA, STANTON WELCH’S MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC FAIRY TALE

December 9, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET REVIVES CINDERELLA, STANTON WELCH’S MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC FAIRY TALE, FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 4, 2012 Production Features Spectacular Scenery and Costumes by New Zealand Designer Kristian Fredrickson HOUSTON, TEXAS – From February 23-March 4, 2012, Houston Ballet presents Stanton Welch’s staging of Cinderella, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score.  A fresh […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Mayor Rob Ford in The Nutcracker

December 6, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | Mayor Rob Ford in The Nutcracker December 6, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet Canada, today announced that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes his debut with The National Ballet of Canada this season in The Nutcracker. Mayor Ford will appear in a special cameo appearance as a […]

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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced with Steven McRae

November 29, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced Debuts by Elena Lobsanova and McGee Maddox Steven McRae Returns as Guest Artist November 29, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker opens December 10, 2011 at […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Alexander Grant

October 3, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Alexander Grant Former Artistic Director Dies at 86 October 3, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada mourns the death of Alexander Grant, Artistic Director from 1976 to 1983, who passed away on Friday, September 30 in London, England at the age of 86. Alexander Grant and David Scott. Photo […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates 60th Anniversary Season with Western Canada Tour

August 31, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates 60th Anniversary Season with Western Canada Tour September 15 – October 4, 2011 Opening Night Ballet Talks with Karen Kain August 30, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada launches the 60th anniversary season with a six-city tour in Western Canada of an innovative mixed programme featuring the company premiere […]

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National Ballet of Canada adds The Man in Black to Western Canada Tour

July 7, 2011

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  James Kudelka’s The Man in Black added to the Western Canada Tour September 15 – October 4, 2011 July 7, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that James Kudelka’s The Man in Black has been added to the Western Canada tour. The Man in Black will be […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Performs in London, England at Sadler’s Wells in April 2013

April 11, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Performs in London, England at Sadler’s Wells in April 2013 Romeo and Juliet plus The Four Seasons and Emergence April 11, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company will perform in London, England at Sadler’s Wells. The National Ballet will perform […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker, Principal casting announced

December 1, 2010

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The Nutcracker 15 Glorious Years! Principal Casting Announced December 1, 2010… The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 15th anniversary as Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition. Created by James Kudelka in 1995, The Nutcracker is set in 19th-century Russia and takes audiences on a magical journey through the glittering world of the Snow Queen […]

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